The main event of the day, the Great Race itself, came next.
This three hour test of skill for experienced Penny Farthing
riders was only open to high wheel models.
This year's race attracted 76 entrants, - 16 solo riders
and 14 four member relay teams. The two types of competitors
faced different problems - solo riders had to pace themselves
over the three hour period, while teams had to ensure that
no time was lost when changing riders.